A video purportedly showing schoolchildren being trained by Houthis to take up arms has gone viral, showcasing the mindset of the militias who can go to any extent in pursuit of their objectives.
“In the name of Allah, the Merciful, these are the students of Imam al-Nasser School. They went for training today and the exercises were very tough. God willing, these are the ones who will fight America and Israel,” says the man who is seen speaking in the video.
He further says that these children are the ones who will fight in the name of Allah “Because they are practicing now and they are still a young generation that is willing to fight the enemies of Allah”.
The video ends with the battle cries of “Allah the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, curse on Jews, the triumph of Islam”.
On Thursday, Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, had said that Iran-backed Houthis “desecrate the sanctity of childhood by recruiting them to the battlefield and brainwashing them with the extremist ideology of the Iranian regime”.